|Yellow floating heart
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• aquatic perennial with stout, whitish rhizomes buried in the substratum.
• roots white, thick and fleshy, arising from the rhizome and adventiously at the stem nodes.
• procumbent green stems up to 3 m long produced horizontal to the substratum bearing 1 leaf and usually 4-5 adventitious roots per node and giving rise to either a branch, or a vertical flowering stem in leaf axil.
• leaves heart-shaped with entire and slightly wavy margins, somewhat leathery; glabrous and green or purple-blotched above, green or often purplish with dense, darkish glandular spots beneath.
• flowers in axillary clusters of 2-5, 5-pettaled, golden yellow, up to 4.5 cm across, petals joined at base, obovate, apically rounded to emarginate, margins wavy to slightly ruffled and bears a short, irregular fringe.
First reported in 2013 in Lake Seymour near Smithers.
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